It is well known in astrological circles: the ideas of Christ and Krishna ushering in the Piscean Age and of our next grand Age being “The Age of Aquarius.”
Times of great wars preceded the Christ Age, of course, and the Mahabharata preceded the Age of Krishna. These phenomena could reasonably be interpreted to be of the Arian (Aryan?) Age, the Age of Aries.
And so it goes, human development progressing by going backwards through the Zodiac. Why backwards? The sun travels in the galaxy in a direction that is much slower and opposite in direction from the circular motion of the planets in our solar system.
I think we can go further and analyze the epochs within the Ages as actually being exemplifications of the Vedic nakshatras. Consider the following assignment of historical time in the Piscean Age to the nakshatras of Pisces.
On the left is a super brief excerpt on the Piscean and Aquarian nakshatras from the great English reference and teacherly work Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India, pages 242 to 247. On the right is corresponding factual historical detail.
What then lay in store for us and this future Age of Aquarius? The last entry above is my projection via the fully Aquarian nakshatra of Shatabhisha. (Purva Bhadrapada itself is mostly in Aquarius, indicating that we have been in the Age of Aquarius for a while, but as you can see with Shatabhisha, we may only be in the purely Aquarian Age starting this decade and even perhaps starting just this year.)
It would be fun to continue, and see where we would go post-Shatabhisha. For example, the Capricorn Age may be when asteroids and other solar systems are readily mined to provide almost any material and people are working steadily to process all of that.
Alas, it is late as I write and I will turn in, but thanks for taking this quick ride with me. So much more can be said!
Renay Oshop - teacher, searcher, researcher, immerser, rejoicer, enjoying the interstices between Twitter, Facebook, and journals.